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View an alphabetical list of all Meet the Locals video clips.
The Edwards kids love their bugs. This video shows how they find interesting native insects to study, and why they’re mad about insects.
Watch this video to find out where you can sleep-over with your locals! The Catlins in Southland is teeming with native life, and you can stay at Curio Bay campground.
Watch this video to learn about the important plants that live on our coastal beaches. Nic visits Stewart Island to find out which plants are the 'goodies' and the 'baddies'.
Watch a video on how to eat in style when you're out in the wild. Tramping doesn’t have to mean eating porridge and two minute noodles.
Watch a video about the Island Hill homestead on Stewart Island - a living museum and great place to learn about the challenges and lives of New Zealand’s early sheep farmers.
Weighing in as the world's heaviest parrot, the kākāpō is also one of the most endangered. Find out how DOC is working to save the only flightless parrot in the world.
Tiritiri Matangi, Ulva Island, and Kapiti Island are all open sanctuaries that you can visit. Watch this video to see what you can find and see at these sanctuaries.
Is it a beach? Or is it a forest? Watch this video to find out all about the petrified forest at Curio Bay in Southland.
Learn about how DOC have brought the kākāpō back from the brink of extinction. Nic talks to Don Merton about how we're saving one of the world's rarest parrots.
In this video from the Meet the Locals series, you'll meet one of our best conservation ambassadors, the charismatic and curious kākāpō named Sirocco.
A hard-case Southland couple have come up with a novel way of incorporating stoat trapping with their jet boating business in Fiordland. Let’s go on a wild ride and see how it’s done in this video.
There are more kiwi on Stewart Island than people! Watch a video about how DOC scientists check up on Stewart Island kiwi and learn more about their quirky behaviour.
Watch this video to find out how the community is helping protect native birdlife. Local residents in Stewart Island are trapping predators in their own backyards!
There aren’t many thirteen year olds who can say they’re helping to save a species, but Sophie Smith from Southland can. Watch this video to see how she’s involved in takahē conservation.
Ulva Island is a predator-free Island off Stewart Island. Find out how the community has worked with DOC to halt the decline of our native birds.
Check out the Waituna Wetlands in Southland. Learn about what lives in a successful wetlands habitat, and how you can find eels!
Being a wildlife photographer is a creative way that you can enjoy New Zealand’s picturesque landscapes, and fascinating wildlife. Watch this video for some tips on wildlife photography.
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